Pepper, Redmond & Guli On Board

The IIHA are pleased to announce that it has appointed individuals to the following positions with the Irish National Teams:


Jim Pepper (General Manager)

Kenneth Redmond (Head Coach)


Aaron Guli (Head Coach)

The IIHA is extremely pleased to have each of these individuals on board in their respective positions and wish them nothing but success. We are certain that they will each excel in the positions.


Jim Pepper will take over from Tony Griffin as General Manager of the Senior Men’s team. Jim has been heavily involved with the IIHA since the opening of the Dundalk Ice Dome several years ago. Jim has previously served as General Manager for both the U18 and U20 Men’s Irish National Teams and will bring a wealth of experience to the Senior Men’s team. Last season, Jim was General Manager for both the U18 and U20 Men’s teams and has organised numerous trips abroad for the teams throughout the years. He has also actively assisted other officers of the IIHA in their roles throughout the years, particularly with fundraising.

Kenneth Redmond will take over from Jim Tibbetts as Head Coach of the Senior Men’s team having been involved with all three of the Men’s Irish National Teams over the past four seasons. Kenneth, or Kenny as he is more commonly known, brings a wealth of experience to the position. Kenny has been involved in ice hockey all throughout his life and is a very experienced coach. He is also very familiar with the Irish players and the international scene having served as both the Head Coach and Assistant Coach of the U18 Men’s team at two IIHF U18 World Championships while also serving as the Assistant Coach for the Senior Men’s team in both the 2009/2010 and 2010/2011 seasons. Kenny has also been previously involved in a playing and coaching capacity with the Dundalk Bulls.


Aaron Guli takes on the role of Head Coach of both the U18 and U20 Men’s Irish National Teams. This is Aaron’s first involvement with the IIHA and both the IIHA and Aaron are very excited about this opportunity. Originally, from New York, USA Aaron has a long involvement with ice hockey as he grew up playing the sport from the age of four and played on a number of junior and university teams. Aaron has also been heavily involved with coaching throughout his life including as an assistant coach with both the Men and Women’s teams at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. Aaron has also been a Skating Director at FMC Ice Sports in Taunton, Massachusetts for over fours years before coming to Ireland earlier this year.

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